Car sales remain in fast laneUpdated: 2013-12-07 06:52
Germany- and United States-based vehicle producers also saw robust sales performances in the Chinese market, which is increasingly important to their global strategies.
General Motors Co, the largest automakers in China by sales, said domestic sales jumped 13.3 percent to a new November record of 294,500 vehicles last month. It was the second-best sales month this year.
During the first 11 months, its China sales increased 11.4 percent to 2,889,368 units. Sales are on track to reach 3 million units for the first time in the middle of this month.
Another US auto giant, Ford Motor Co, said on Thursday that with the strong support of its November sales (up 47 percent), the company's 11-month sales surged 51 percent to 840,975 units.
"We are well on track in the fast lane in China," said John Lawler, chairman and chief executive officer of Ford China.
"We will enhance our success in the world's largest automobile market by speeding up the offering of models from our whole lineup, from performance cars and SUVs, to commercial vehicles, to further satisfy our Chinese customers' requirements."
The company promised to bring 15 all-new models to the China market by 2015.